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Therapy Services

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is RO DBT?

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), is an evidenced based therapy used for overcontrolled styles of coping, excessive self-control, and emotional inhibition.


Treatment targets emotional expression, social signaling and connection. It teaches flexible responding and openness. We practice healthy self-doubt so we can enhance self-awareness. This leads to improved social connection and reduction of emotional loneliness. 

Treatment includes individual sessions AND weekly skills classes.

RO DBT treats:

Chronic depression

Chronic Anxiety

Social anxiety


Maladaptive Perfectionism

Avoidant Personality Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Paranoid Personality Disorder Schizoid Personality Disorder


For more on RO DBT:


Check out how RO DBT differs from DBT:

What is Overcontrol?

Overcontrolled clients:

-have rigid thinking and  behavior

-are detail focused

-are cautious

-are hesitant to engage in new experiences, or situations that are unpredictable

-prefer structure and order

-tend to be perfectionists

-can delay gratification to achieve a goal

-inhibit emotional expressions of either positive or negative emotions

-have low awareness of emotions and tolerate high levels of distress

-struggle to feel truly connected with others

-experience envy, social comparisons and bitterness


RO DBT Skills Class

Skills Classes Topics Include: 

-Radical Openness & Flexible Responding

-Self-Enquiry and Understanding OC Coping

-Emotions & Safety Activation

-Mindfulness Training & States of Mind

Social Signaling & Interpersonal Effectiveness

Tuesdays @ 6-7pm CST

via Zoom

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Your values are like a compass, leading you in the right direction.

What is ACT?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is used to accept negative emotions and thoughts, let these thoughts be and return to value-focused behaviors.

ACT is helpful when trying to change thoughts or emotions has been unsuccessful. 

  • Acceptance

  • Values (what guides your behaviors) 

  • Committed Action (acting within your values)

  • Mindfulness (awareness of the present moment, without judgment)

  • Defusion (separating the negative thought & emotion from your behavior)


What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims to recognize distorted thoughts and change them. By acknowledging unhelpful thought patterns, we can change our behavior and emotions. CBT is evidence based to for treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

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What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy treats disorders of undercontrol. It teaches Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Skills. 

Pet Therapy

What is Pet Therapy?

Mister Bowser is the Pet Therapist. He provides emotional comfort when processing. He will attend some sessions on camera. 

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